Visas. Legal news and articles for March 28 - 29, 2012

Developers break ground on Miramar office complex funded by overseas investorsDevelopers break ground on Miramar office complex funded by overseas investorsMarriage ban for Olympics as Britain clamps down on visasTough domestic helpers' law soon in UAEUS hikes fee for H-1B visaVisa, permit problems prevent development of Turkish-Swiss trade tiesCultural exchange or cheap labor? Palm Beach County country clubs hire ...Sen. Klobuchar says international tourism is vital to Minnesota's economyPolice: Con men ran US tourist visa scamPolice: Con men ran scam for US tourist visasIndia's IT Firms Hire U.S. Workers As They Fight for VisasMore than 1 million Saudis on unemployment benefitBrazil puts expats on notice with Chevron chargesH-1B visa applications to be accepted from April 2: USUS Hikes H-1B Visa Fee; Move to Hit Indian IT Companies

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Retaining global talent a key in looming Alberta labour shortages
Calgary HeraldMarch 2, 2012

They can get three-year open working visas which will lead to permanent residency. “And we have employers who are hungry to give them jobs.” The U of C says that each year about 400 international students graduate — of which 300 are graduate students ...more »

US unveils new scheme to ease visa renewal
TwoCircles.netMarch 21, 2012

Amid apprehensions in India about the US tightening norms for employment visas, Jacobs also clarified that the US has issued 67105 H1B visas, a record of sorts. Over 100000 Indians study in the US, the second largest number of overseas students ...more »

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Developers break ground on Miramar office complex funded by overseas investors
Sun-SentinelMarch 29, 2012

It's the first new office complex in the Miramar market in three years and the first project to start building in Broward County under a much-touted, employment-based US visa program known as EB-5. The EB-5 program is designed to encourage investment ...more »

Developers break ground on Miramar office complex funded by overseas investors
Sun-SentinelMarch 29, 2012

It's the first new office complex in the Miramar market in three years and the first project to start building in Broward County under a much-touted, employment-based US visa program known as EB-5. The EB-5 program is designed to encourage investment ...more »

Marriage ban for Olympics as Britain clamps down on visas
Stock and LandMarch 28, 2012

Nearly 20000 people from outside the European Union will be issued with six-month visas that bar them from forming any civil partnerships or marriages. They will also be barred from applying for visas to study in Britain. The restrictions were imposed ...more »

Tough domestic helpers' law soon in UAE
gulfnews.comMarch 28, 2012

He added that the Ministry of Interior will be the only body that will be in charge of all issues related to visas, work permits and dispute of domestic workers. The official said there will be new work permit between the sponsor and the domestic ...more »

US hikes fee for H-1B visa
The HinduMarch 28, 2012

In a statement, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) listed out the details of the fees to be filed by the applicants for H-1B visas, which starts from a base fee of $325 to $2000 by the petitioner who employs 50 or more employees in the ...more »

Visa, permit problems prevent development of Turkish-Swiss trade ties
Today's ZamanMarch 28, 2012

Lingering problems concerning visa and residence permit issues have been hampering the development of Swiss-Turkish trade relations, an advocacy group representing exporters has said. Today's Zaman has learned that during the visit to Turkey last week ...more »

Cultural exchange or cheap labor? Palm Beach County country clubs hire ...
Palm Beach PostMarch 28, 2012

US Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Boca-Raton, Alcee Hastings-D-Miramar and Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, all expressed concern about the effect of guestworkers on local employment. Aaronson focused the task force on reducing the Labor Department visas.more »

Sen. Klobuchar says international tourism is vital to Minnesota's economy
Coon Rapids ECM PublishersMarch 28, 2012

Klobuchar introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday that builds on her efforts to help alleviate the long and burdensome process for international travelers to receive US visas. The Jobs Originated through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act would allow ...more »

Police: Con men ran US tourist visa scam
Jerusalem PostMarch 28, 2012

By BEN HARTMAN Group of men suspected of arranging counterfeit documents for young Israelis who didn't meet requirements for US work visa. By Thinkstock/Imagebank Police have arrested a group of con men they say arranged counterfeit tourist visas for ...more »

Police: Con men ran scam for US tourist visas
Jerusalem PostMarch 28, 2012

By BEN HARTMAN Police have arrested a group of con men they say arranged counterfeit tourist visas for dozens of Israeli youths currently in the United States illegally. Police believe the men were working for a company that publicized online ...more »

India's IT Firms Hire U.S. Workers As They Fight for Visas
CIOMarch 28, 2012

India's IT firms have been lobbying US officials to improve access to work visas by telling them, in part, that they are hiring more American workers. By Patrick Thibodeau TechBriefcase is a new, free service where IT Professionals can Search, ...more »

More than 1 million Saudis on unemployment benefit
ReutersMarch 28, 2012

Companies that perform badly in the quota system will be prevented from acquiring visas for new foreign employees. The Labour Ministry has also sponsored career fairs in the kingdom's largest cities where it vets job seekers before pairing them with ...more »

Brazil puts expats on notice with Chevron charges
ReutersMarch 28, 2012

By Jeffrey Jones and Jeb Blount | CALGARY/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian criminal charges against energy industry employees over an oil spill have made foreign workers leery of new legal risks, but so far concerns seem to be outweighed by the ...more »

H-1B visa applications to be accepted from April 2: US
OneindiaMarch 28, 2012

Washington, Mar 28: Applications for the most sought after H-1B work visa used extensively by Indian IT professionals for the fiscal beginning October 1, would be accepted beginning April 2, a federal immigration agency announced Tuesday.more »

US Hikes H-1B Visa Fee; Move to Hit Indian IT Companies
OutlookMarch 28, 2012

In a statement, USCIS listed out the details of the fees to be filed by the applicants for H-1B visas, which starts from a base fee of USD 325 to USD 2000 by the petitioner who employs 50 or more employees in the US - where more than 50 per cent of its ...more »

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